Arena Nicol David, Kuala Lumpur

The main squash arena  at National Squash Complex in Bukit Jalil today has been named Arena Nicol David. It was officially launched by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek  today.
Besides the opening of the Arena Nicol David, a gallery dedicated to her performance was also officiated. The gallery was decorated with her medals, trophies, official national attires and the priceless item is her first squash racket.

Squash Court After Datuk Nicol

Tomorrow 20th October 2009, the main squash court at National Squash Complex in Bukit Jalil will be officially named after Malaysia squash queen, Datuk Nicol Ann David. It will be an honour for her great achievements for being the top female squash player in the world.
The ceremony will be officiated by the Minister of Youth and Sports Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek at 2.00 p.m.

Walking Walking Kuala Lumpur -FREE WiFi @ KL

Today  I am out in Kuala Lumpur city to take photos for my Blog4FT contest. I was planning to a series of blogs tittle Walking-walking Kuala Lumpur literally translated from Bahasa Malaysia Jalan Jalan Kuala Lumpur.
I am blogging now from Station Kopitiam using Wireless KL internet connection while enjoying salted fish fried rice and a glass of iced lemon tea. This is my first posting and using the FREE internet access. You can check the coverage HERE.

To learn more about wirelesskl, one can visit their website but if you feel lazy to click and link, I copy and paste the information from the  website here:
 ……an innovative wireless broadband Internet access service that keeps you connected all the time, wherever you may be in Kuala Lumpur (KL).

Whether you live in KL, work here or are simply visiting this vibrant city, you can now take advantage of a FREE* wireless broadband service with speeds of up to 512 kilobits per second (kbps) anytime, almost anywhere in KL.
The KL Wireless Metropolitan Project or Wireless@KL is a FREE wireless broadband internet access service that is brought to you by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) and theMalaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) in collaboration withPacket One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd in a pioneering effort to transform Kuala Lumpur into a world-class wireless city.
Users would be able to access speeds of up to 512kbps, taking advantage of some 1,500 Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) access points implemented throughout KL’s commercial areas, offices, tourist attractions, residential areas, community centres, DBKL offices and countless other public areas.Once you register as a Wireless@KL user, you will also be able to access the Wireless@KL portal where you’ll find useful information on where to go around KL city, the latest news on KL happenings and much more.
I am accessing this wirelesskl at Station Kopitiam, City Bazaar outlet along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. This cafe is located opposite the Pertama shopping complex. Visitors who are  planning to visit the city of Kuala Lumpur can register for a FREE account HERE

Percaturan Selangor Untuk Piala Malaysia?

Pasukan yang akan meneruskan kemaraan kepusingan suku akhir sudah diketahui selepas perlawanan yaqng diadakan malam tadi.
Selangor, Kelantan, KL PLUS, Johor FC, Perlis, Terengganu dan KM Naza telah berjaya meneruskan saingan untuk merebut Piala Malaysia 2009. Persaingan tahun ini menyaksikan tiga pasukan berstatus kelab berjaya ke suku akhir.
Melihat pada keputusan perlawanan pada 13 Oktober 2009, apa yang agak memeranjatkan ialah kekalahan Selangor kepada pasukan kelab, KM Naza. Wajarkah Selangor tewas setelah menunjukkan prestasi semerlang pada tahun ini. Adakah Selangor sengaja tewas kepada KM Naza untuk mengelakkan daripada Kedah meneruskan kemaraan? Adakah Selangor lebih takut untuk berhadapan dengan Kedah berbanding pasukan lain?
Sekiranya Selangor mengalahkan KM Naza bererti Kedah akan mara ke Suku Akhir, jadi Selangor memberikan kemenangan kepada KM Naza (yang pada ketika itu mengumpul 9 mata) dan membolehkan   mereka mara. Ini saya kira satu percaturan Selangor untuk menyingkirkan Kedah yang walaupun menewaskan Pulau Pinang 4-0 tetapi hanya mengumpul 10 mata. Ini bermakna sekiranya KM Naza tewas, Kedah akan mara. Saya rasa inilah percaturan yang diaturkan oleh Selangor.
Namun tahniah kepada KM Naza kerana berjaya mencalarkan rekod Selangor (tewas kepada pasukan kelab) dan mewakili Kedah ke pusingan seterusnya.

Rumah Terbuka KBS

Hari ini Kementerian Belia dan Sukan mengadakan rumah terbuka sempena Hari Raya Aidil Fitri. Majlis tersebut diadakan di perkarangan Stadium Tertutup Kompleks Sukan Negara di Bukit Jalil.

Majlis berkenaan bermula jam 11.30 pagi hingga lah 2.30 petang.

Antara artis yang turut menyerikan majlis termasuklah Man Kidal, Hattan, Sathiya, Amy Search dan Stacy. Pengacara majlis ialah Mat Over.
YB Menteri Belia dan Sukan juga turut menyampaikan lagu di akhir majlis sebelum penyampaian sumbangan kepada anak-anak yatim. Sebelum itu YB Timbalan Menteri, Datuk Razali juga menyampaikan sebuah lagu.

KLCC Through My Lens

Anyone can bet that everybody that has a camera will capture pictures of KLCC. The iconic tower that was once the tallest building in the world is a must visit in everybody’s itenary, especially if one is not a KLite.  I can also bet that nobody will feel bored of clicking away their camera eventhough they have been to KLCC and the twin tower many times before. KLCC is actually a 40 hectre “city within a city” and consisting of a few landmarks. There is the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre .It is an International class convention centre and has been hosting many world class convention and seminars. Within this KLCC there is the KL Aquaria, the only state of the art 60,000 square feet aquarium right in the heart of the city. Suria KLCC, is a modern shopping mall at the base of the Petronas Twin Tower for shopping and dining convenience. The Petronas Twin Tower, being the most popular and visible landmark on this 40 hectres Kuala Lumpur City Centre, has been mistakenly called KLCC. Google map below describes the mentioned “city”.

To get an overview of the location of KLCC click here for the map  or HERE for Klang Valley zone map.
For this posting,I’ll let the picture do the talking. Pictures were taken using Canon 1000D.
Picture below of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre as seen from Suria KLCc.
Petronas Twin Tower from different viewpoint
Below: As seen from KL Tower
One of the attraction of KLCC is the fountain. KLites and visitors can lounge around the lake and entertain oneself at the fountain. Whether just lazing around with friends or alone, being beside this lake and fountain will not be a boring moment.
Above: If you are a fitness buff and love jogging, KLCC offer synthetic jogging track to jog around the park. Don’t worry about city smog as the track is covered and surrounded by trees. Our science teacher taught us that plants release oxygen and absorbs carbon dioxide. When we exercise, our body needs oxygen for energy release. Therefore there is a good of supply of oxygen, even though it is in the heart of a hectic city. Guest staying at the Mandarin Oriental or Traders Hotel or nearby hotels don’t have to travel a long distance to jog at anytime of the day.
Below: Fountain leading to the entrance to Petronas Philharmonic Hall. Another world class musical hall for International musical performances from Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
If you want to learn more about the KLCC from an architectural perspective, you can grab this book by Cesar   Pelli and J. Crosbie. Cesar Pelli biography.